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Environmental Groups Sue EPA Over Lead Bullets

June 7, 2012, 11:47 PM

A coalition of seven environmental organizations, including the Center for Biological Diversity and the Preserve Our Wildlife Organization, filed suit June 7 against the Environmental Protection Agency for failure to act on a March petition related to lead ammunition (Trumpeter Swan Society v. EPA). The complaint for declaratory and injunctive relief, filed with the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, requests the court to order EPA to develop and implement regulations to “adequately protect wildlife, human health, and the environment” from lead ammunition used in hunting and shooting sports. The plaintiffs claim EPA’s decision to regard...

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